Ethiopian parliament approves state of emergency in Tigray region
5 November 2020
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia (photo credit: Paul Kagame/flickr)
Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday endorsed a six-month state of emergency in the northern region of Tigray, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered military operations there in an escalation of a long-running feud. [ . . . ] The lower house of parliament "unanimously approved" the state of emergency in a session Thursday morning, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate said. According to the country's constitution, under a state of emergency the government has "all necessary power to protect the country's peace and sovereignty" and can suspend some "political and democratic rights".
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